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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £6,000

Roman Marble Head of a Man

1st century AD

A carved marble head of a male figure facing forwards, once belonging to a statue; eyes, nose, mouth and ears clearly defined, full head of short curly hair; plain thin 'headband' emerging from the curls at the rear, spanning a short section of the back of the head, the resultant parting and movement of the curls realistically modelled; mounted on a custom-made display stand. 4.9 kg total, 28cm including stand (11"). Fine condition.

Property of a gentleman living in central London; previously in a private North American collection, New York and Palm Beach, acquired in the 1960-1970s.
See Hinks, R.P., Greek and Roman Portrait Sculpture, London, 1976, for discussion.